Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) instead of United States, you would:

Health

live 2.1 years less


In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women). In Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), that number is 78 years (76 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 19.0% more money


United States has a GDP per capita of $59,500, while in Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), the GDP per capita is $70,800.

be 77.3% less likely to be unemployed


In United States, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), that number is 1.0%.

Life

have 12.8% less children


In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), there are 10.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 29.0% more likely to have internet access


In United States, approximately 76.2% of the population has internet access. In Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), about 98.3% do.

Geography

see 93.5% less coastline


United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), that number is 1,288 km.

Learn more about Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 12,173 sq km. Although first sighted by an English navigator in 1592, the first landing (English) did not occur until almost a century later in 1690, and the first settlement (French) was not established until 1764. The colony was turned over to Spain two years later and the islands have since been the subject of a territorial dispute, first between Britain and Spain, then between Britain and Argentina. The UK asserted its claim to the islands by establishing a naval garrison there in 1833. Argentina invaded the islands on 2 April 1982. The British responded with an expeditionary force that landed seven weeks later and after fierce fighting forced an Argentine surrender on 14 June 1982. With hostilities ended and Argentine forces withdrawn, UK administration resumed. In response to renewed calls from Argentina for Britain to relinquish control of the islands, a referendum was held in March 2013, which resulted in 99.8% of the population voting to remain a part of the UK.

How big is Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.